Diamond Kuts Talks Female DJs, Compilation Albums and Being a Trend Setter
With her new release, "Herstory In The Making," President Obama's resident campaign DJ is working to make some history of her own.
Fresh off a record breaking performance at the MTV O Music Awards -- where she DJed the Guinness World Record's longest dance marathon -- DJ Diamond Kuts is releasing a new album.
"It's called Herstory In The Making," Diamond told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's usually 'History,' but Herstory is my story as a female DJ. It's rare to find female DJs putting together compilation albums, so I'm kind of making history in my own way."
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The album features R&B, hip hop, reggae and club music with a series of up-and-coming artists, as well as club staples Nicki Minaj and Trina. "I actually put all the songs together from the bottom up," she explained. "I'm excited to hear what people have to say about it."
As a brand ambassador for Dove's Fresh Spin campaign, Diamond (born Tina Dunham) shares her tech savvy style with girls across the country. A trend setter in her own right, Diamond is most inspired by the audiences she plays for.
"There's not a lot of female DJs out there. For Dove to connect with three different types of female DJs is pretty cool," she said. "Having other females come up and look at what I'm doing, I feel like that's inspiring within itself… learning and seeing what [the audience] loves makes me love what I do even more."
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Supporters of President Obama during 2008 elections may remember Diamond from her performances on the campaign trail. She is excited to announce that she will be joining the President once again as he travels the country rallying for support.
"As far as Pennsylvania goes I've already done a few events for the Obama campaign here," she explained. "But I'm definitely doing his campaign run helping him get the crowd going, especially the younger audience, getting them amped and ready to vote."
Diamond also continues to team up with fellow female pioneer, Minaj, for several performances. She'll be promoting her latest work with new music videos and even explore the world of producing. It's a busy life, but for Diamond, "That's the only way to live!"
Listen to Herstory In The Making here.